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China Current Events: June 27

Bo Xilai denies knowledge of how Neil Heywood died in China The disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai has told government investigators he has no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of British businessman Neil Heywood, The Daily Telegraph understands.  Read more Cover up, Shanghai metro tells women An appeal by the Shanghai subway […]

China Current Events: June 1

‘China detains hundreds in Tibet over self-immolation protests’ Hundreds of people have been detained in Lhasa after two men set themselves on fire in the Tibetan regional capital on Sunday in protest against Chinese rule, a US-based broadcaster reported.  Read more Air Pollution Fuels Hospital Visits in Hong Kong Deteriorating air quality in Hong Kong […]

Current Events in China: May 7

Newspaper ‘apologizes’ for criticizing US in Chen Guangcheng affair A prominent Chinese newspaper has posted a cryptic apology on its microblog account, supposedly for publishing a scathing article criticizing the American government’s handling of the Chen Guangcheng affair, and appearing to suggest that it may have been pressured into writing the editorial by the Chinese […]

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    • Stocks fall on China slowdown concern; Brent ends below $97/bbl - Reuters September 22, 2014
      ReutersStocks fall on China slowdown concern; Brent ends below $97/bblReutersChina's finance minister, Lou Jiwei, on Sunday said the country wouldn't dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator. His comments came days after many economists lowered growth forecasts for China following the release ...Brent Declines on
    • Stocks Close Sharply Lower, With China's Economy in Focus - New York Times September 22, 2014
      ABC NewsStocks Close Sharply Lower, With China's Economy in FocusNew York TimesWorries about growth in China and a slide in the price of oil pushed the stock market to its biggest loss in almost seven weeks on Monday. Investors are nervous about China following soft economic data that suggests the world's second-largest economy ...US Stocks Drop as
    • iPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in China - Washington Post (blog) September 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournaliPhone 6s being sold for insane amounts of money in ChinaWashington Post (blog)BEIJING -- For those complaining about the price of a new iPhone, try buying one in China. Delayed by governmental red tape, the iPhone 6 is selling for as much as 10 times the U.S. price in a thriving black market that's popped up in a matter of days.China
    • Total Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project Amid Sanctions - Wall Street Journal September 22, 2014
      Wall Street JournalTotal Looks to China to Finance Russian Gas Project Amid SanctionsWall Street JournalTotal Chief Financial Officer Patrick de la Chevardière said Monday that the company was looking to finance its share in the $27 billion Yamal liquefied-natural-gas project in euros, Chinese yuan and Russian rubles. "The effect of U.S. sanctions was .
    • Importing air pollution from China - CBC.ca September 22, 2014
      Importing air pollution from ChinaCBC.caPerhaps the best explanation I have heard about China's air problem is from Karl Pilkington, famous as the blunt-talking star of the Sky Television series Idiot Abroad. Pilkington had just landed — and looking outside, asks the camera operator ...and more »
    • Explosions Kill at Least 2 in Restive Region of China - New York Times September 22, 2014
      The GuardianExplosions Kill at Least 2 in Restive Region of ChinaNew York TimesBEIJING — A series of explosions in the Xinjiang region of northwest China has killed at least two people and caused an unknown number of injuries, state news media reported Monday. The blasts, which occurred Sunday, were the latest outbreak of ...China's Xinjiang region hit
    • China media: Alibaba's global ambitions - BBC News September 22, 2014
      BBC NewsChina media: Alibaba's global ambitionsBBC NewsPapers see internet giant Alibaba's debut on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as "China's rise" in the global market. Shares in Alibaba, China's main online retailer, started trading on the NYSE on Friday significantly above their initial price ...How Do Alibaba's IPO
    • Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ... - CNN September 22, 2014
      CNNEchoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy ...CNNHong Kong (CNN) -- He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive. Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager
    • China Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like Google - New York Times September 22, 2014
      New York TimesChina Clamps Down on Web, Pinching Companies Like GoogleNew York TimesThe increasingly pervasive blocking of the web, together with other problems like severe air pollution in China's urban centers, has led some businesses to transfer employees to regional hubs with more open and speedier Internets, like Singapore. And ...Google Closed Off
    • China and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian Gulf - New York Times September 21, 2014
      Center for Research on GlobalizationChina and Iran to Conduct Joint Naval Exercises in the Persian GulfNew York TimesOn Sunday, Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, reported that Chinese Navy ships involved in protecting shipping in the Gulf of Aden stopped at an Iranian port on Saturday for a “friendly visit.” One of the vessels was the Changchun, a gu